Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Local First Alliance is growing!

We are thrilled to welcome The Skinny Pancake to the Upper Valley and to Local First Alliance. If you haven’t checked out this locally sourcing creperie, we highly suggest you make your way to Hanover and enjoy one of their sweet or savory crepes with some Kombucha or an ice cold beer from the bar. We personally recommend their Veggie Monster Crepe, paired with Harpoon’s Hoppy Adventure.

What’s truly wonderful about this new member is their emphasis on LOCAL. In September, The Skinny Pancake pairs with Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont, to hold Eat X NE—A Local Vermont Food Festival that is free to the public. This event even offers a series of free ‘Go Local’ sessions from chefs and garden experts to increase local food consumption. Stay tuned for the 2016 date, and look forward to all the fun this team will be bringing to our Upper Valley!

We are also excited to have Farm-Way in Bradford, Vermont, joining our Local First Alliance ranks. Whether it’s new shoes, patio furniture, or boutique pottery, this place has it all. Known for their signature big red Adirondack chair out front, this Local First member specializes in Vermont gear for all weather and has just finished renovating their sprawling store. Family owned and operated since 1983, Farm-Way also sells camping gear, hunting gear, and kayaks.

What sets this business apart is the fact that they operate on 100% SOLAR ENERGY since 2015 thanks to a massive solar photovoltaic installation that they began in 2009. Farm-Way’s love for the environment also extends to Vital Communities’ Valley Quest program,  where they have sponsored the Super Quest since 2014. Thank you, Farm-Way!

Local First Alliance membership is growing every day! For more members, check out our local business directory or “Look for the Logo” when shopping for goods or services.